Japanese Sunscreen Comparison Chart of 2017

A handy categorised comparison chart of the top 20 most popular SPF50+ PA++++ Japanese sunscreens of 2017 on RatzillaCosme (based on view counts).

MILK TYPE

 Isehan Mommy! UV Aqua MilkROHTO SKIN AQUA UV Super Moisture Milk
Name

ANESSA Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster

Biore UV (Perfect) Face Milk

Mommy! UV Aqua Milk

SKIN AQUA UV Super Moisture Milk

SUNKILLER Perfect Strong Moisture

Price / Amount

¥1,500/ 25ml; ¥3,000 / 60ml

¥682 / 30ml

¥900 / 50g

¥1,000 / 40ml

¥800 / 30ml

UV Filters

Zinc Oxide, Octinoxate, Octocrylene, Uvinul A Plus & Tinosorb S

Zinc Oxide, Octinoxate, Uvinul A Plus, Titanium Dioxide & Tinosorb S

Octinoxate, Uvinul A Plus & Tinosorb S

Zinc Oxide, Octinoxate & Uvinul A Plus

Octinoxate, Octocrylene & Uvinul A Plus

Everyday Wear

Outdoors

Alcohol

Fragrance

Oil Resistant

Sweat Resistant

Water Resistant

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CREAM TYPE

 NIVEA Sun Creme Care UV CreamVINTORTE Mineral UV Cream
Name

50 Megumi Morning UV Protection Cream

&free Sensitive UV Cream

NIVEA Sun Creme Care UV Cream

Shigaisen Yohou Non Chemical UV Cream

VINTORTE Mineral UV Cream

Price / Amount

¥900 / 90g

¥1,200 / 30g

¥800 / 50g

¥1,800 / 40g

¥3,300 / 30g

UV Filters

Zinc Oxide, Octinoxate & Uvinul A Plus

Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide

Octinoxate, Zinc Oxide, Uvinul T 150, Tinosorb S & Uvinul A Plus

Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide

Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide.

Everyday Wear

Outdoors

Alcohol

Fragrance

Oil Resistant

Sweat Resistant

Water Resistant

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ESSENCE TYPE

 
Name

Biore UV AQUA Rich Watery Essence

NIVEA Sun Protect Plus UV Milky Essence

SENKA Mineral Water UV Essence

SKIN AQUA SaraFit UV Sara-sara Essence

SUNKILLER Perfect Water Essence

Price / Amount

¥830 / 50g

¥770 / 50g

¥798 / 50g

¥800 / 80g

¥900 / 50g

UV Filters

Octinoxate, Tinosorb S, Uvinul A Plus & Uvinul T 150

Octinoxate, Zinc Oxide, Tinosorb S, Uvinul A Plus & Uvinul T 150

Octinoxate, Parsol SLX, Octocrylene, Tinosob S, Uvinul A Plus & Avobenzone

Octinoxate, Uvinul A Plus & Tinosorb S.

Octinoxate, Uvinul A Plus, Tinosorb S & Titanium Dioxide

Everyday Wear

Outdoors

✓ (Light activities only)

Alcohol

Fragrance

Oil Resistant

Sweat Resistant

Water Resistant

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GEL TYPE

 
Name

ALLIE Extra UV Gel (Mineral Moist NEO)

Biore UV AQUA Rich Watery Gel

Country & Stream Honey UV Water Gel 50+

Hada-Labo Koi-Gokujyun Perfect UV Gel

SKIN AQUA UV Super Moisture Gel

Price / Amount

¥1,400 / 40g; ¥2,800 / 90g

¥830 / 90ml

¥900 / 45g

¥900 / 50g

¥1,000 / 110g; ¥1,200 / 140g

UV Filters

Zinc Oxide, Octinoxate, Uvinul A Plus & Tinosorb S

Octinoxate, Titanium Dioxide, Tinosorb S, Uvinul A Plus & Uvinul T 150

Octinoxate, Uvinul A Plus, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide & Tinosorb S.

Octinoxate, Parsol SLX, Tinosorb S, Uvinul A Plus & Titanium Dioxide

Octinoxate, Uvinul A Plus, Tinosorb S & Uvinul T 150

Everyday Wear

Outdoors

Alcohol

Fragrance

Oil Resistant

Sweat Resistant

Water Resistant

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Hanis Balqis
Hanis Balqis
1 year ago

how to know which sunscreen type (milk, cream, essence, gel) is suitable for each skin type (dry, oily, combi, normal) ?

Saki
Saki
2 years ago

Are there any Essence, Milk or Gel type of Japanese sunscreen that has a sheer beige tint kind of like the BB/CC creams? The BB/CC creams are too thick and I like the liquidy formulas. I also like to apply my sunscreen in sheer layers to get the full 1/4tsp. I can’t filter this in the search engine.

Pearl
Pearl
2 years ago

Is it normal for a milk sunscreen to have bubbles in it when you pour it?

Mia
Mia
2 years ago

Hi are any of the hada labo sunscreen suitable for outdoor use

Hmmm
Hmmm
2 years ago

Does blotting make sunscreen less effective? My current sunscreen is quite oily on my skin but I’m wary of blotting because I don’t want to compromise my sun protection

nim
nim
2 years ago

Was wondering what exactly is meant by ‘oil resistant’? Does it mean that if you have oily skin, you need to use an oil resistant sunscreen, in order for it to be effective?

kae327
kae327
2 years ago

Thank you so much for this very helpful chart. One question, though — are there any recommended Japanese chemical sunscreens that you know of that don’t contain octinoxate? It irritates my skin, but physical sunscreens are often too heavy for my combination skin. Thanks!

Guy10
Guy10
2 years ago

I would like to see on the chart how much UVA ,UVB, and infrared light protection. By the way, do any of these sunscreens protect against infrared light? I read that infrared light is more damaging than UV light! I happen to see an ingredient that protects against ir rays called physavie.

Mar Hb
Mar Hb
2 years ago

Hello … my skin is oily … I could not find a protector that does not shine on my skin … I also do treatment for blemishes … I would like to thank you!

Darkness before the dawn
Darkness before the dawn
2 years ago

i thought the allie extra uv gel doesn’t have oil control… or is this a different version of the one covered in your review?

Darkness before the dawn
Darkness before the dawn
2 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

i see. thank you

Laura Anderson
Laura Anderson
2 years ago

What make a sunscreen not ideal for everyday use? I was hoping to use the Anessa perfect UV Aqua Booster as I work outside everyday and sweat buckets. I need something MUSTS: Sweat, waterproof, outdoor use; preferable: matte, non-greasy (dirt sticks to anything that dries tacky or greasy/oily) minimal white cast. Is this too tall an order?

Dee Dee
Dee Dee
2 years ago

Hmm looks like Biore UV Perfect milk is perfect for me. My skin is sensitive, oiily and I also sweat buckets!

May May
May May
3 years ago

Is Dr. Ci:Labo UV White & Moisture Milk SPF50+ PA++++ (2016 version) suitable for everyday and outdoor use?

Christina
Christina
3 years ago

This is great! Thank you so much. I’ve tried out quite a few of these, but it gets so hard to remember which is for outdoor use and which is for everyday use.

Farysa
Farysa
3 years ago

This is fabulous! thank you

MT
MT
3 years ago

why is the Skin Aqua Moisture Milk good for outdoors but not the Skin Aqua Moisture Gel, too?

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Thank you! Very helpful!

Siobhan S
Siobhan S
3 years ago

This is such a handy reference! Thank you.

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